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Algernon St Maur, 15th Duke of Somerset (22 July 1846 – Maiden Bradley, 22 October 1923) was the son of Algernon St. Maur, 14th Duke of Somerset and Horatia Morler. He was also a baronet.

On September 5, 1877, he married Susan Margaret Richards Mackinnon. Because St. Maur did not have any children, his titles passed to his nearest relative, Edward Seymour.

He served in the Navy on HMS Britannia as a youth, but later joined the 60th Rifles and took part in the Wolseley Expedition of 1870. He was a tall and athletic man, of powerful build. After leaving the Regular Army, he spent several years ranching in Western America. On accession to the Dukedom in 1894, he voted often in the House of Lords, although he seldom spoke there. He became president of Dr Barnardo’s Homes, a charity which both he and the Duchess had supported for many years.[1]

References

  1. ^ Obituary, The Times, Monday 22 October 1923, p. 14, column D.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Algernon St Maur
Duke of Somerset
1894–1923
Succeeded by
Edward Seymour

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